I enjoy reading books about espionage and international intrigue and this novel provides all that and more. The author includes enough background detail in developing the setting and history to make the story compelling on many levels. The characters are somewhat complex and the historical “flashbacks” add to the story.
My disappointment with the novel is the author’s prominent “axe to grind” attempt to promote his theory of the falsity of the resurrection of Christ. This theme serving as a pivotal point to the story line disappointed me and left a sour taste for me in an otherwise great story. I would not offer any other detail in an attempt to not provide a “spoiler”.
I recommend the read to both believers and skeptics alike. I think the author writes well, provides historical background, and develops an intriguing story.